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Northern Rail Traincar Inn

Certificate of Excellence
1730 Highway 3, Two Harbors, MN 55616
Northern Rail Traincar Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent two nights here recently. Great host with unique ambiance. Train cars are clean with incredibly quiet surroundings. A great novelty stay with the kids or a out-of-the-box stay while staying up north. I'll definitely drop in again! 😄

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this unique place when searching for hotels in the Two Harbors area. It was great! The train car was very well decorated and had the feeling that you were in a real train. Cyndi and Jeff were very nice and made sure everything was perfect. If you are in the area, I would highly recommend staying here!

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Antigo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many of us hail from regions with a strong rail heritage. Sleeping in a boxcar, with ALL the amenities of a first-class hotel, brings all your childhood and adult daydreams together in one place. We stay here while traveling to/from Thunder Bay as it's quiet, with gorgeous forest scenery all around, and the singular appeal of "riding the rails"(but not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent two nights here. Super friendly and definitely clean! We would highly recommend everyone to spend time here! It's slightly off the beaten path and very calm and relaxing. The only thing that would have made the stay better is slightly less rain, but that was out of everybody's control. Books and games and DVD's are... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I were taking our first trip to the Duluth area on our Harley adventure. I knew I wanted something a little different. I am a Groupon junkie and Northern Rail Traincar Inn had a special Groupon rate. So, I booked our weekend and fell in the love with the place. We stayed in a Porter room. From... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

My 10 year old son and I were looking for an adventure while my husband and daughter were at the Daddy/Daughter Dance. He asked for a trip to the northshore or a train. I found both! The owner was fabulous, giving 2 newcomers to Two Harbors a map and suggested tour. The DVD library had the Christopher Reeves Superman series(which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We enjoyed our 1st stay at Northern Rail. The location is perfect to explore the north shore. The rooms were very clean and incredibly quiet. The owners are super nice. If we find ourselves vacationing in this area again we will definitely stay here.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We have been here before and really enjoyed it again this time. The owners are incredibly nice and run this establishment very well. There are games and friendly people in the common areas as well as a lot of dvds to watch in your room. We will be back because it is a great place to stay and central to... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My daughter and I stayed in a boxcar for our spring hiking trip! While the space seemed limited at first, it was really all we needed: 2 queen beds, 2 small dressers, and a bathroom/shower. Each room has a TV with built in DVD player. The beds were firm, but the sheets felt like cream when we crawled in. Rain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We loved this place! Had read it about a few years ago but this was our first chance to stay at the Northern Rail Traincar Inn. We had originally booked a conductors room which was a great room (we took a peek) but decided to upgrade to a King Conductors Suite mainly because we loved the kingsize bed. The room... More 

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